The current EAMBES President, Birgit Glasmacher, reports the activities the Alliance has been taking care of during the last year and a half.
Commissioner for the Digital Agenda highlights central role of mobile devices in the connected world development agenda
On 21 May 2014 during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York City, the Commissioner for the Digital Agenda delivered a noteworthy speech on the subject matter of “Creating a Connected World” during which she spoke about the need for putting ICT at the centre of the Development Agenda.
The Executive Office of the US President on 01 May 2014, published a position entitled “Big Data: seizing opportunities, preserving values”.
Importance of m-Health emphasised during the 8th Celebration of the European Patients’ Rights Day 2014
The 8th celebration of The European Patients’ Rights Day 2014 was held from May 12-14th 2014 in Brussels. The event was entitled “The role of citizens’ organisations in the empowerment of patients with chronic diseases” and was organised by Active Citizenship Network (ACN) with the support of the Public Health Programme European Economic and Social Committee.
EAMBES is organizing an election round to appoint the new President elect and few vacant seats in the Council. Detailed information will be circulate shortly to all the EAMBES membership, in the meantime we encourage you all to nominate a candidate within your organisation.
The European Society of Radiology (ESR) is a non-profit organisation, exclusively and directly dedicated to promoting and coordinating the scientific, philanthropic, intellectual and professional activities of Radiology in all European countries.
EAMBES formally gave its support to a new EC funded project called ITECH, which kicked off at a project meeting on the 28th September 2013 in Seville (Spain), in connection to the Medicon Conference.
On the 10 April 2014, the European Commission launched a public consultation on their Green Paper on mobile health or “mHealth” to which EAMBES will give its contribute.
EAMBES and ROHDE public policy has agreed on continuing the collaboration on promotion of BME in EU policy with aim at ensuring that the specific needs of the biomedical engineering community are better understood and addressed in relevant EU policies.
The European Alliance of Medical and Biological Engineering and Science would like to invite all members to renew their membership for 2014. Invoices have already been sent out with detailed instructions on how to make the payments.
The 6th European Conference of the IFMBE announces a deadline extension for the paper submission: 5th May 2014.
March 11th was the GC meeting. The main goal for the coming year is to improve our communication. Both by more regular e-mails and news letters and here on this website.
On 11 December 2013, the European Commission has for the first time presented calls for projects under Horizon 2020. Worth more than €15 billion over the first two years, the funding is intended to help boost Europe's knowledge-driven economy, and tackle issues that will make a difference in people's lives.
With the aim of ensuring the transparency and comprehensiveness of the European Union’s health strategy, the European Commission organises an annual EU Health Policy Forum.
World Health Organisation Europe: innovative health systems in the framework of the Health 2020 plan
On 17 and 18 October 2013, health ministers and high-level officials from the World Health Organisation European Region (WHO Europe), met in Tallinn, Estonia, to follow up the developments for the Tallin Charter and to foresee new actions in light of the Health 2020 plan.
On 17 October 2013, the Commission published the results of the consultation on “Open Research Data”.
Ms. Neelie Kroes, the European Commissioner for Digital Agenda, gave on 24 September a speech focusing on the benefits that new technologies can bring for the care of the elderly.
On 25 October 2013, the Cross Border Healthcare Directive (CBHD) entered into force in the 28 Member States, which introduces a general framework that clarifies patients’ rights with regard to accessing healthcare within the EU.
On 22 October 2013, the European Parliament, in its plenary session, approved the proposed Medical Devices Regulation, supporting stricter legislation for the approval and marketing of medical devices.
On 22 October 2013, the European Parliament voted in plenary on the proposed In Vitro Diagnostic medical devices Regulation which aims at harmonising the rules by which IVDs are placed on the market in the EU.